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Parents and their children share a few common milestones over the life of a family. There’s the first day of kindergarten, the first day of middle school, the first day of high school, graduation day, and then one more moment of high significance: …the day she gets her braces off. Smile.  

Occasionally we’ll order pizza or Mexican food for dinner and have a picnic in the living room while we watch something on the DVR. Most often it’s one of our many hours of recorded “Minute to Win It” episodes, because…well, because it’s a cool show. It’s also a very dramatic show. The other night it…

…especially when you watch it from the perspective of the hoop: Show this to your kids. [HT: kottke]

In honor of last night’s conclusion of the NBA Finals (Go Mavs!), it seems appropriate to call attention to a great op-ed piece last Friday in the Chicago Tribune by Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who grew up in Chicago. Over the last few years, Wade has gone through a bitter, ugly divorce (he married…

I compete in sprint triathlons. When I decided to get in shape several years ago, having signed up for one of these races was the goal that got me out the door early each morning to run, bike or swim. I got hooked, and one of the things I look forward to most about the…

Today begins a regular weekly series that — on account of my endless well of creativity — I’m calling “Meet a Dad.” It’s a pretty simple idea: Profile a dad and let him share his fatherly wisdom with us. Some of these dads will be well-known in certain circles; others will be largely unknown outside…

I used to be a pretty good softball pitcher. That’s a totally lame thing to say, kind of like “I used to be an excellent lawn-mower.” It wasn’t really anything impressive — just rec-league, slow-pitch kind of stuff — but I was on a good team. We used to enter out-of-town tournaments and win. We…

There are a lot of ways to show gratitude and respect for your children. Very few of them involve what you inscribe on your gravestone, because, as a rule, it’s probably better to appreciate your kids while you’re alive. They’d rather you hear you say how proud you are of them than read about it…

photo © 2010 Tanya Little | more info (via: Wylio)My friend Adam McHugh is the author of a great book called Introverts in the Church, about how the contemporary Christianity has become geared toward extroversion — and how this characteristic tends to exclude introverts (a category into which I’ve always fit) from the life of…

Are we excited that Phineas and Ferb is being made into a feature-length TV movie on the Disney Channel? Yes. Yes we are. And the trailer: [via GeekDad]

Jason Boyett
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Jason Boyett

Jason Boyett is a writer, speaker, and the author of several books, including O Me of Little Faith (Zondervan), and the Pocket Guide series (Jossey-Bass). His work has appeared in Salon, Paste, The Daily Beast, Relevant, and a variety of other publications. He has also appeared on the History Channel and National Geographic Channel. Jason lives in Texas with his wife and two kids. Follow him at twitter and jasonboyett.com.

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